Pastor Sarah is on sabbatical for the summer. She returns Sunday, August 25th!

“Welcome Back Cereal Bar Breakfast” for all!

August 25th @ 9:30 am

Bring your favorite cereal to share – milk (non-dairy options included) and fruit provided. That cereal you always wanted to try but don’t want to buy the whole box of? Maybe it’ll show up! Any unopened boxes will be given to the ACCA food pantry. 


Congregational retreat
at Mar-Lu-Ridge in Maryland.
Friday night – Sunday noon
October 11-13, 2019

People of all ages are welcome.

Click here to learn more and to download a brochure and registration form.


Help Make a Difference in Your Own Community!!
Belvedere Elementary School Food Bag Help Needed: Our local elementary school has asked us again this year to help support their efforts to provided weekend food bags to students who may not have enough to eat over the weekends. Unfortunately, this is a problem in our local area and the churches are being asked to help.

As part of our “God’s Work, Our Hands” ELCA Day of Service on Sunday, September 8th, the entire church will have the opportunity to package the food to support at least ten children (more if we get increased food donations) for the entire school year. To kick off the project we need food shown in the list below to be dropped off during the month of August in the collection station being placed in the Fellowship Hall.

Please bring your donations by August 24th. We will inventory what we have collected to that point and use Thrivent Action Team Funds to purchase food to make up any shortages.
Breakfasts: small cereal box, granola bar.
Lunches: cheese/crackers, cup of soup, peanut butter crackers
Dinners: Easy mac-n-cheese, beef ravioli, tuna, stew, etc.
Snacks: applesauce, pudding, fruit cup, fruit snacks.
Drinks: non-refrigerated milk or juice boxes.
***Please make sure expiration dates are beyond January 31, 2020


This FALL: Please consider joining our inspiring choirs. We are looking forward to welcome back all “old” faces as well as “new” faces. Voices of Peace choir needs all types of voices however Basses and Tenors are especially welcome! Please talk to Adela if you have any questions or just show up during our Open house on Monday, September 16th, at 6:30 pm.

If you sing or play an instrument: A guitar (acoustic and/or electric), string, bass, wind, percussion, or something else entirely, please talk to Jim or come to a Messengers’ rehearsal every Tuesday at 8:15 pm, begin anytime!

If you would like to join our fabulous Bells Choirs please talk to Paul or just show up to one of the bells rehearsals on Mondays at 8:15 pm or Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, beginning the week of September 16th.


 

Summer Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7pm led by Dan Hanner will focus on 1st and 2nd Kings – Meets in the Sunday school classrooms. We sometimes think of the old testament as focusing on justice and power, while the new testament focuses on love, forgiveness, and grace. But many of the concepts of the new testament are found during the time of King Solomon and later, the prophet Elisha in 1st and 2nd Kings. This summer, we will explore some of these passages in the old testament, while connecting the lessons to our lives and praying for one another. Obviously summer schedules vary a lot, so this is very informal. Feel free to join us whenever it fits in your schedule. Read ahead if you like, but it is not necessary. Click here for more information and to see the schedule.


Tuesday morning Bible study will not meet the entire month of August.


Brothers of Peace is taking a summer hiatus and will not meet in July and August. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm.


Also, be sure to check out our full church calendar.